Whether it's coffee, alcohol, marijuana, etc. - most societies since ancient times have used some sort of a substance to help and/or enhance their lives. I, and many people I know, feel marijuana should be legal because they have been smoking pot for over 50 years ,know that over 61% of our citizens favor legalization, and believe it is wrong to fill our prisons with marijuana users. We would do well to follow the example of our good neighbor to the north- Canada- and legalize marijuana nationwide. I wish our legislators, knowing that the majority want legalization, but afraid to publicly support it, would take a stronger stand. Legalize it!